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girlfriend still pens tear jerking poetry keep count nora's. we post only what really matters out r.t. to your facebook news feed. this is r.t. international breaking news this hour antigovernment activists in ukraine agreed to lay down arms until friday and join kiev this proposed troops early ukrainian police admitted that forty children had died in the government's military offensive . headlining to poland's foreign minister allegedly gets called out by a league foul miles conversation suggesting his nation panders to a barrack a lot coming up but coming up. the revelations keep coming global privacy champion edward snowden marks a year now since he fled to russia seeking a haven from american intelligence vengeance. on the final batch of syria's declared toxic assholes been handed over it is now out of the country the
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global chemical weapons watchdog confirms they will be destroyed. this news even very good even if you just joined us is kevin oh and here it r t h q first as mentioned developments in ukraine to tell you about that just coming in the last few minutes antigovernment forces in the east have agreed to the ceasefire with the kiev military but they also accused the government of violating its hold with fresh offensive you have in turn blames the rebels for the failure of the proposed to cotton we hope to bring you the latest on this fast moving story tonight roman culture of our correspondent in about five ten minutes time in fact we just hear it now we've got the connection with roman cost or if either roman.
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very good to get you in this early stage in the program bring us up to speed on what's just been announced here this breaking news story that. well for the first time the warring sides of the have actually said down for a dialogue without any guns or a heavy artillery and the representatives all fall against people republican the next people through republic have actually agreed to a cease fire which will last until the twenty seventh of june until the time to look in the morning what president of the pushing call announced earlier as well now it was a trilateral talks oh a representative of all the swiss president who are heading up the always see right now i was there as well the males arrival for them bassett are from ukraine from russia was there as well as well as representatives of d.n.r. and ellen are as well now the sides are hoping that's always c. and rochelle will monitor the ceasefire very closely and one of the conditions by
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the self-defense forces here was that ukrainian military must stop old old military movements around the east a ukrainian and course they also said that they were working this cease fire will it will help to free always see representatives here as well. now there were no the size didn't answer any questions to the media and basically it was just statements after about a four hour or hour conversation and they're hoping for the consultations of further negotiations will be held in the near future and of course these four days that are left until the end of the cease fire of course it's hold that. old those people have been displaced all those people in the gonski area in the slowdowns area now suffering without a water electricity or food this will give them enough time to recuperate possibly
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bury their dead or help tend to the wounded as well as a little relief as you saw him to come this week. and we'll be following this story closely thanks for the update there this is a just come through to us and in the last couple of minutes pre-shared it. another big story today poland's foreign minister's been secretly taped comparing his country's relationship with the u.s. to the sexual act and it's washington that's come out on top and is more important has been following the embarrassingly frank diplomatic conversation are there not something you'd normally expect a foreign minister to say is it. not at all but as we know now the polish government has indirectly confirm the authenticity of the leak conversations which you're talking about where we hear the foreign minister calling his country's alliance with america worthless and during the conversation foreign minister sir
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course he gets quite vulgar describing warsaw's relationship to washington in one which poland is the partner who's always performing sexual favors and receiving nothing in return the private conversation was first reported by. a polish magazine according to w. post sikorsky goes on to say that the polish american alliance is harmful because it creates a false sense of national security he calls his government suckers for thinking that if his nation gets into a conflict with russians in germans things are going to be ok because poland performed a sexual favor on america so of course he's potty mouth comments are quite surprising considering that warsaw is among washington's staunchest allies as a matter of fact u.s. president barack obama was in poland three weeks ago where he unveiled a one billion dollars security plan to expand military training in joint exercises exercises and in order to bolster defenses for u.s.
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allies now the world saw images of friendship and handshaking between the u.s. and poland at that time but clearly behind the smiles and handshakes warsaw is quite frustrated with its a very can partner now on monday poland's prime minister. confirm the authenticity of the lead conversation saying it would not force him to make any cabinet changes now this of course isn't the first time we've heard language used by. the u.s. and its european allies in february our viewers may remember that is this to secretary of state the toria nuland dropped the f. bomb when dismissing the european union's involvement in the ukraine crisis. so that would be great i think to glue this thing and have the u.n. help glue it and you know the e.u. . now clearly every family friendship has its problems but when it comes to relations between the u.s. and europe critics say that the alliance may not be as strong as it appears to be
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on the surface you know as you're saying smiles from the house producing to know what goes on behind the scenes what not literally of course what important correspondent in washington in new york city they got credit limits cell thank you . ok no political scientists were to spit score skied told us that the polish public already understands how relations with their neighbors is a road that the minister insists which is obvious for for everyone here in poland for most of the analysts as does voiced the opinion which is shared by most of the population here i would like also to add to that because king also what he's talking about because for a long time he has been poor percy fear in poland an american agent of influence so i hope that the progress of volunteers in france in germany and will at least now that the polish politicians understand the real natural relations between us and
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poland. is revelation shook some of the fundamental bonds between citizens and the state but instead of getting a nobel prize is there food said they were taught placed on america's most wanted list it is a year now since that former n.s.a. employee edward snowden landed here in russia is the solomons next month but it's still not clear what's next for him while his whereabouts still remain secret you go pers can off looks at how snowden managed to slip through washington's fingers even though the world was watching. c.n.n. now has the word that edward snowden has left hong kong there are many questions about why snowden is able to stay one step ahead of american authorities snowden is reported to be on a flight to moscow in the arrivals hall of moscow's airport sector a terminal on june twenty third two thousand and thirteen this is where that flight from hong kong with edward snowden on board arrived. these
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doors were surrounded by a whole army of journalists with cameras and microphones were broadcasting the life pictures of everything that was going on here but when the last passenger finally came out and there was still no sign of them became clear the next most probable place there could be if not here then inside the transit zone. the american whistleblower edward snowden is thought to be in moscow airport it looks like snowden is spending the night in the transit area of moscow's sheremetyevo airport but all indications are that he's about one hundred meters away from where i'm standing it journalists photographers t.v. radio press agencies you name it and everyone was looking for snowden everywhere in every corner in every bathroom in v.a.p. rooms even under seats but no one could find him but soon information quickly spread that it was inside the capsule hotel right here in the transit zone that the former n.s.a. contractor was in. so as all this chaos was happening outside the
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hotel most wakely edward snowden was sitting in one of these rooms planning his further actions the plans that no one guessed in the end it became known that snowden and his advisor had been checked in for a flight to cuba so naturally dozens of us rushed to get on that flight some even coughed up the cash for business class exclusive interview but once again the former n.s.a. contractor. let's cross out our team who is aboard the flight so you're gore you're joining us by phone. tell us what you can see on the plane is snowed in there or is there no sign of a. remarkable just watch to be told of the queen we're actually now taxiing on to the earth strip we're about to take off. for you with one hundred percent one hundred fifty percent. not on this plane the plane packed with journalists took off with the two seats allegedly booked for
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snowden and his advisor still empty so what we thought might be the end of the russian chapter for snowden was actually just the beginning after spending weeks in that transit zone the whistleblower finally received temporary asylum in russia where he is to be but even to you on security and safety concerns mean exact whereabouts or still shrouded in secrecy is going to moscow but let's remember the headlines he generated america's national security agency collecting thousands of e-mails annually what a shock tells what was when it came out also britain's g c h q getting its eyes to the privacy walls of facebook google and twitter accounts german intelligence used the n.s.a. spying program to that was revealed and so they kept coming piling embarrassment on to the united states and britain and their spy programs it was a real wake up call wasn't it for the rest of us so what do we actually learned about our daily routine and maybe how to keep our private information private but
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if you're an american your phone and video calls as well as your e-mails can routinely be intercepted by special services if they want to do it is another thing as well if you trusted your private data to google yahoo or facebook well if you have that means the government have been able to access it to again if they wanted to even being a president won't save you the ground plane if they suspect a whistle blowers on board we remember that happened to the bolivian leader morales and press freedom gets swept aside when government reputations stake will record with a guardian newspaper of course. became the target of police raids for publishing the revelations and another revelation contradict what they say friends do spy on other friends while in the kind of circle anywhere the n.s.a. had been tapping into germany's angela merkel's phone but embarrassingly for berlin then it did a full circle but later snowden leak shows that germany's actually been a launch pad for america's espionage in europe it went on and on didn't it peter all of us got more on that german side of it by the way. over the last twelve
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months edward snowden's revelations of showing that not only is germany at the very heart of the n.s.a. surveillance program but that the germans themselves are among the most spied on and listen to in the world with millions of data connection is being tracked putting them alongside the likes of afghanistan on the rock and it's not just suspected of having committed a crime that is being snooped on here at the german chancellor rhee there was a breach of security when it was revealed that angle america's private cell phone is being listened to by the americans prompting a few angry phone calls and general all round embarrassment it now seems unlikely there will be a full investigation into what went on leaked n.s.a. documents talk about an intimate relationship between the german and us government something which is upset people here because they fear they'll never find out the true scope of the snooping that went on and how involved germany was in spying on
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its own people. syria's reached a significant milestone on the road to destroying its chemical weapons it now has handed over all of the toxic material it declared to the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons on his word english has been following that story today the road to disarmament has been rather rocky for syria of course according to o.p.c. w. the deal which was brokered by russia with the participation from the u.s. in september of last year has been largely fulfilled by the syrian officials according to the organization for permission of chemical weapons the syrian government has been very instrumental in organizing the shipment and destruction of chemical weapons they have been doing their job for their part of course considering the fact that there is a civil war going on in syria at the moment the process hasn't been going down very smoothly with some deadlines being of course missed by this syrian officials however by this point we can talk about the fact. all of syria's chemical stockpile
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has been removed from the country of course there is still a rather lengthy process of destruction going on but we are a little we are essentially in the homestretch off the entire syrian chemical disarmament process political analyst journalist glazebrook believes that syria's ability to stick to the terms of disarmament during these troubled times is a positive sign this is a huge amount of pride to to to locate move across a war zone and the full you know it's i'm get out it's huge but also kind of myself and it's a there's a lot skepticism about whether it be done so i think this is testament to the continued organizational capacity of this even state there was a lot of criticism of the timetable being unrealistic and yet it's been for less largely. just ahead britain's got to tolerate of home grown just how this put the
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government taking action on the left the overseas counter-terror budget now we're trying to get some answers about that but after this quick break. we're all talking about language as well but i will only react to situations i have read the reports from. the petition and now i will leave them to stay partly to comment on your latter point. to carry out a car as i'm going to talk you know god i. think you know more weasel words. when you need a direct question be prepared for a change when you when you should be ready for a. pretty tough speech a little down to for him to cross. no origin. stories others refuse to notice.
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this is changing the world right now. so picture. from around the. globe. to me. again this is r.t. live from moscow britain's foreign office is hard to budget its overseas counter-terrorism unit which is one of the biggest specialist areas from an annual thirty million pounds to fifteen spy ongoing warnings very relevant even this week by officials saying that the u.k. faces the most severe threat from terror groups abroad since the london bombings back in two thousand and five let's get some thoughts on this from charles bridge a former army officer and counterterrorism intelligence officer officer other
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charles giving i just said who decided therefore it was a good idea to cut back on what you think would be an essential service. i suspect kevin at this has been in the pipeline for some time and nobody's had the wit to think perhaps we should delay this or announce the announcement or announce it with some enhanced sense at the same time to moderate the negative p.r. effect at a time when as you correctly say politicians government officials and ex intelligence officials are warning that britain largely of course because of the situation of iraq and syria with isis and others faces its greatest threat for a decade on the other hand fifteen million pounds the extent of the cut could be argued to be a relatively small sum of money certainly a drop in the ocean compared with the billion pounds upwards perhaps that he spent on g c h q m i six which of course the foreign office has influence but by the same token it's embarrassing particular interest to the timing it sends contradictory messages also of course it's true that this kind this money is spent on exactly the
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kind of projects such as the radicalization programs assistance in small ways to overseas counter-terrorism projects with overseas partners where relatively small amounts of money can make a relatively great difference on the ground. as you say it's a very relevant particularly this week because those headlines ringing in our ears still we just heard the foreign secretary say four hundred britons have gone over to fight with isis the worry is that those people along with the people who are fighting in syria are going to come back and maybe carry out terrorist attacks in britain and the big question is can britain started with that threat. well i don't think there's any chance whatsoever that m i six m i five with the results that has or even with any argument for increased resources come to keep an eye to track all of these individuals one really has to wonder about the effects of british policy on creating the situation in the first place it's very notable that
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it's really only in the last few months really since the domestic security services and police started warning of this danger of blowback to britain and other countries that any serious efforts have been made by pretty sure it is. actually tackled the issue of riches jihadists going out to fight in syria. had they taken measures to stop these people carrying out crimes atrocities war crimes certainly in syria up to two years ago maybe. not so many and started off with a full five hundred people would have been encouraged to have gone in the way that they clearly have been it's only been really tackled in the last few months by the british authorities when it's been happening for you. on the program bridge the from london. u.s. secretary states urging iraqi leaders to waste no time in forming a more inclusive government john kerry's on a surprise visit to america's already set of military advisers to help the country's army to quell the isis fighters in the latest wave of violence there at
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least seventy prisoners were killed budget how this is they attacked a police convoy in the capital isis is also seized the strategic shia majority town of tal afar and now controls airports to hundreds of iraqi soldiers according to prime minister maliki and died about hands of insurgents he reports now on the sectarian divisions tearing the country. to. the march on baghdad for now on hold instead just harvest fighters tech until grip on western iraq this weekend's gains three border crossings into syria and jordan and for nearby towns territory now for only in the hands of insurgents from the islamic state in iraq and syria. despite the chaos spreading across the country and eerie calm in the kurdish capital the city is just sixty kilometers from the isis front line but a downtown air bill it was business as usual kurdistan has often felt like
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a separate country altogether even at the height of iraq's most violence and bloodiest moments now but the current crisis treading the country to pieces it's closer than ever to becoming one kurdish soldiers are now in control of territory that used to be disputed but no one here seems to think that harvest would dare march on them. but i have full faith in the forces we won let anything happen. for some the prospect of a divided iraq was a welcome one do you think that iraq were made of one country as we know what's after this crisis maybe we should maybe that iraq will have to be divided will have area and the sunnis and shias will have there is no one in kurdistan is worried. we have oil we have a strong army. they need help or oil but fuel is running scarce for days now iraqi forces battled with isis for control of the country's largest
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oil refinery this is one of the first things you notice here in our build these massive gas lines some of the cars have been here for hours since the morning many people in fact camped overnight to try to get online so they can get gas frustrated residents line up to get their share authorities have limited each individual to thirty leaders that's less than what it takes to fill two tanks the people we've spoken to said there haven't been lines like this for fuel since the outbreak of the u.s. led invasion back in two thousand and three and although there are shortages here in erbil parts of northern iraq have run out of gas even on the black market and so people are stopping up they say that they don't know what ring the fear is but if you get a lot worse before it gets better that's a sentiment we heard from many here and it's not just a nice fleeing the violence we encountered shia refugees to foxtel gonzi job or came here six days ago from baghdad in baghdad the situation has gone from bad to
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worse and people are arming themselves and getting ready to fight one another are all they see in the future is bloodshed and violence if something doesn't change iraq will be a country of orphans and we don't know who see caffein of erbil iraq scotland's preparing to mark seven hundred years since it secured a long stretch of independence from england in the battle of banach but this year the country's again the vying for independence of course too but this time around its fate will be decided not through warfare but by referendum and with decision day getting ever closer to reports next on how the u.k. government striving to remind scots of what's at stake. frannie scott still undecided about which way to vote come september a new brochure is about to land on every single doorstep in scotland setting out the british government's argument for the united kingdom to stay united forever on else antti has done the hard work and summed it all up for you it begins with an
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issue that central to the debate the pound to the british government insists staying in the u.k. is the only way scotland can keep the scottish the argument goes that a bigger britain means a bigger economy with the u.k. scout helping to keep interest rates no saving secure and energy bills cheap next scotland uses many of the u.k.'s public bodies from the departments that issue driving licenses for example to the passport office the national lottery and the b.b.c. leaving the u.k. would mean setting up new scottish equivalents from scratch and true to its roots is the hope of the gentlemen's club the u.k. is the only country in the world that can boast membership of nato the e.u. the commonwealth the g seven the g eight and the g twenty if scotland decides to go solo its neighbors sackhoff a lot of guest lists and the british government points out it was planning to devolve more power to the scottish parliament for next year anyway from twenty
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fifteen the scottish parliament will get more powers to set tax rates and decide if and when to borrow money even if it's not independent lilly's it also points out that the u.k. represents scottish interests abroad take for example scottish whiskey for billion pounds of the stuff was exported last year but if scotland whisks itself away from the union it would have a small a network of embassies promoting its barrels abroad business could suffer which could leave the industry nursing an independence hangover discusses government told r.t. that it won't be posting its ode pro independence brochures in response. yes anyone interested in the scottish government's plan for independence could request a copy of the white paper that went out several sets out. the clock ticks so it should twenty six minutes past midnight here in moscow does go on news twenty four seven don't call me after the break here one of nazi germany's key
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figures and the single handed when it be lation of the media interesting story. some people say freedom isn't free and they're right in fact freedom may only cost the price of a bottle of water or an old t. shirt fans celebrating the recent victory of the l.a. kings noticed that they were not alone what was believed to be a police drone was flying over them filming them either out of moral contempt for drones or just for the hell of it the crowd began to throw random objects out until it was brought down i think this event makes two very big points firstly a lot of the surveillance state is not that hard to stop i mean there are satellite photos being taken of us all the time and n.s.a.
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spying on the communications but any camera or other device than throwing distance of a brick is at the mercy of us tonight you nine percent and secondly generally if a crowd of people does something few ever get punished i mean if this drone was actually a police drone would they try to lock up the entire crowd for breaking it no they wouldn't and they couldn't for some reason if one person commits an act of civil disobedience they are in for it but if a crowd does that they generally get away with it so if you're going to defend your right to privacy from drones bring fifty guys with you and everything will work out just fine but that's just my opinion.
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alive repeated a thousand times becomes the truth the man who said that even proved it the lie became part of himself and the system he served his name was use of he was nazi germany's minister of propaganda the myths that he created exist to this day. about. these are the children of yours a good business. several years after this picture was taken the third reich sprint's appeal ideologist decided to sacrifice their lives. he did so after realizing that all of his media wars had been last night. from the diary of dr just of june.

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